100 Days of Spiritual Formation & Devotional
Written by Apst. S.O Fadiya
DATE: WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 2023.
As believers, we are called to grow in spiritual maturity and character. God desires for us to continually deepen our relationship with Him and to reflect the character of Christ in our lives. Today, let us explore the importance of growing in spiritual maturity and character, drawing from biblical teachings and personal reflections.
Scripture Verse: Ephesians 4:13
“Until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.”
Spiritual maturity is a lifelong journey of becoming more like Christ. It involves developing a deep understanding of God’s Word, cultivating a vibrant prayer life, and engaging in meaningful fellowship with other believers. In Ephesians 4:13, the apostle Paul encourages us to strive for spiritual maturity, saying, “until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Growing in spiritual maturity requires a willingness to surrender our own desires and align ourselves with God’s will. It includes seeking His guidance and allowing the Holy Spirit to transform our hearts and minds. As we grow in our knowledge of God’s Word, we gain wisdom and discernment to make godly choices and navigate the complexities of life. Spiritual maturity empowers us to live a life that is pleasing to God and impactful to the world around us. Character development is closely intertwined with spiritual maturity. As we grow in our relationship with God, His transformative work within us shapes our shute. The fruit or the spiro one al, pes, at e, ids joiner
lives. Character development involves the daily choices we make to live according to God’s principles, even when faced with challenges and temptations.
In my own journey of faith, I have experienced the transformative power of growing in spiritual maturity and character. As I have sought a deeper relationship with God and a greater understanding of His Word, I have witnessed His faithfulness and guidance in my life. Through times of prayer and reflection, He has revealed areas in my character that needed refinement and has helped me develop virtues that reflect His nature. Growing in spiritual maturity and character has not always been easy. It has required self-examination, humility, and a willingness to surrender my own desires. Yet, through the process, I have seen how God’s transformative work has shaped my perspective, attitudes, and actions. He has empowered me to respond with love, grace, and wisdom in difficult situations, and He continues to mold me into the person He created me to be.
Gracious God, we thank You for the call to grow in spiritual maturity and character.
Help us to remain steadfast in our pursuit of You, seeking a deeper understanding of Your Word and a greater intimacy with You. Transform our hearts and minds, that we may reflect the character of Christ in all areas of our lives. Grant us the strength to make choices that honor You and the wisdom to navigate the challenges we face. We surrender ourselves to Your transformative work, trusting that You will continue to shape us into vessels of Your love and grace. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Growing in spiritual maturity and character is a lifelong journey. As we commit ourselves to seeking God, studying His Word, and allowing the Holy Spirit to work within us, we will experience transformation and reflect the character of Christ. Let us embrace the call to grow in spiritual maturity and character, knowing that it not only pleases God but also enables us to impact the world around us with the love and truth of Christ. May our lives continually be shaped by His grace, and may we be a light that draws others closer to Him.
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING – 1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
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